Clever Girl: A Sentimental Education

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Atlantic, Jan 1, 2007 - Authors, English - 247 pages
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Thompson groped his way to being a grown up. He excelled at school and met a girl - the girl of the title - who recognised his ambition to escape the miserable lives his parents had made for each other. After a disastrous childhood, he set himself the task of discovering the healing waters of pure ordinariness.

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User Review  - wandering_star - LibraryThing

A deadpan, amiable trot through the life of a young man growing up, and away from his lower-middle-class roots, in 1950s Britain. The self-deprecating tone fits nicely with the retrospective view of a world which was rapidly to become outdated. Read full review

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Funny and entertaining, but sometimes just too "clever." Read full review


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About the author (2007)

Brian Thompson has written for the stage, radio, television, & is the author of four novels. He divides his time between Oxford, England, & the South of France.

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